Thursday, July 05, 2012

Congressional Stamp Exhibit

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum (NPM), in conjunction with the American Philatelic Society, the U.S. Postal Service and Stamp Camp USA, will host a special Congressional stamp exhibit for all ages and a collaborative educational program for children July 24 – 26 at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

According to a press release sent out by the NPM, "The museum will display philatelic items from the personal collections of U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and U.S. Representatives Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Joseph Pitts (R-PA) and Silvestre Reyes (D-TX). The exhibit is designed for collectors and non-collectors alike with unique philatelic material that has never before been seen by the public."

It goes on to say,"To introduce this hobby to non-collectors, Stamp Camp USA will host an activity station called 'Stamp Collecting 101.' Activities and items for children will include a scavenger hunt, 'eye-spy' game and a table where children can create their own mini-album page. This collaborative educational program for children ages 8 – 14 teaches stamp-collecting basics, including the proper care of a stamp collection and the use of cool stamp tools."

Admission to the Congressional stamp exhibit and educational program for children is free. Registration for the children’s stamp camp is required.

Click here for more information about the exhibit and registration information for the stamp camp.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM